Story By: Bartosz Staszewski, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@jaworznoPL
This is the moment the engine of a Ford Focus is ripped out by a Land Rover that sends it flying into another vehicle as it speeds through a snowy junction despite there being a red light.
The shocking incident occurred in the city of Jaworzno in Silesian Voivodeship of southern Poland and was captured by a CCTV camera.
In the video, a Land Rover can be seen making its way down a main road at a high speed when the driver seemingly fails to spot a red light.
Picture Credits: CEN/@jaworznoPL
The driver passes straight through the junction and crashes into a Ford Focus which, according to reports, had right of way.
The Land Rover is sent spinning into a lamppost whilst the front end of the Ford is almost completely ripped off the vehicle in the startling collision. The Ford’s engine can be seen flying out of the car and reports state it hit the black Opel in a slip lane next to it.
Debris is strewn across the whole road as the Land Rover ends up in the opposite lane.
Local media report two passengers in the Ford were taken to hospital with light injuries and they have now been discharged. No other injuries were reported in the incident.
Local police spokesperson Michal Nowak said: “The Land Rover driver moved along Grunwaldzka Street, then drove through a red light and hit the side of a correctly driven Ford Focus.
“The force of the impact was so huge that the Ford’s engine was sent flying. This engine hit the third car, the Opel.”
Police took the Land Rover driver’s licence. Reports state he may lose it for three years.
Netizen ‘makumba_mbazubazu’ commented: “The Land Rover driver should be forbidden from driving anything, even a lift.”
And ‘robocopter’ wrote: “I understand that the fault is on the side of the Land Rover driver but the Focus driver could look to the left to see if the road is free and not drive straight like a sheep for slaughter.”